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New Rector Announcement: The Rev. Terry R. Reisner

The Vestry of The Episcopal Church of the Epiphany is pleased to announce that The Rev. Terry R. Reisner has accepted the call to be our next Rector.

Father Terry Reisner is a passionate follower of Jesus, renowned for his exceptional skills as a preacher and teacher of God's Word and Love.

Born to immigrant parents from Austria and Switzerland, Fr. Terry's life journey began in Toronto, Canada, before relocating in his early childhood to the Chicagoland area where he was raised.

He attended Arizona State University, where he not only earned his undergraduate degree but also met his beloved wife, Glenna, who is an Arizona native. In response to a divine calling, he embarked on a remarkable fifteen-year vocation in Youth Ministry. During this period, he served Episcopal churches in East Texas, Florida, and Plano, Texas. He also contributed as a faculty member at Youth Ministry Institute, mentoring youth pastors from all corners of the nation. He has participated in and led mission trips around the globe.

For two transformative years, Terry and Glenna answered a unique call to live and minister in Kiev, Ukraine. They directed evangelism events and discipleship programs throughout the city of Kiev and coordinated ministry and outreach teams throughout the country.

Terry holds a Master of Divinity degree from Regent Seminary in Vancouver, Canada, and an Advanced Pastoral Leadership degree from Trinity School for Ministry in Ambridge, PA.

Following his ordination, Fr. Terry's service continued as he began his ministry at St. Philip's in Frisco, Texas. He later assumed the role of Priest-In-Charge at St. Paul's in Waxahachie, Texas, a position he has successfully led since 2007, guiding the spiritual growth of the congregation. He has served the Diocese of Dallas on the Executive Council, Standing Committee, and as Canon Missioner for Youth Ministry.

Beyond his ministry duties, Fr. Terry is an enthusiastic gardener, skilled golfer, avid hiker, voracious reader, and even a talented pizza chef. His life’s journey is enriched by his marriage to Glenna, a partnership of 34 years, and the blessings of three adult children: Alex, Alyssa, and Kyle.

Father Reisner will begin his role of Rector at The Episcopal Church of the Epiphany on the 1st weekend of December 2023, the start of Advent - the beginning of the Liturgical New Year. Please join us in welcoming him, more details to come.


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